Choosing the Best Apartment Locating Software

Discover the key factors to consider when selecting the ideal apartment locating software for your needs.

TLDR: LocatorIDX is the best apartment locator software designed specifically for locating professionals. Get leads directly into your inbox and let the software engage these leads for you.

Understanding Your Needs

When choosing the best apartment locating software, it’s important to start by understanding your needs. Consider the specific requirements of your apartment locating business and the features that would be most helpful to you. If you don’t consider yourself tech-savvy, you may prefer a very simple user interface that offers very basic search filters. If you’ve been in the business for a while and you’re familiar with the properties in your area, you may prefer advanced search filters so you can pinpoint exact apartments you know your clients will love.

Do you want to work with an apartment locating software company that listens to your needs and suggestions? Do you need customizations to your user interface, so it works seamlessly with your team? Understanding your needs will guide you in making the right choice.

Researching Available Options

Once you have a clear understanding of your needs, it’s time to research the available options. Unfortunately, the apartment locating industry is very small so there are only a few apartment locating software systems available. The majority of them focus on collecting commissions in Dallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Atlanta because these are the largest cities that offer commissions.

The only central database of apartment locating commissions is through the National Association of Apartment Locators which is why we’ve integrated our apartment locating software, Locator IDX, with their commission database. When a commission is updated in the NAAL Commission Database, it’s automatically updated in Locator IDX and vice versa.

Smart Apartment Data, Apartment Data Service, and ALN Apartment Data are all located in Texas. Their primary product is to sell market research to apartment communities but they also offer an apartment locating database.
Rental Advisors and Locator IDX focuses exclusively on the needs of apartment locators. Our tools are designed to help apartment locators build a successful business by generating leads.

Comparing Features and Pricing

Look for locating software that offers the key features you need, such as website landing pages, map integration, and client management tools. The apartment list you share with your client, does it make you look like a professional? Can your client collaborate with you on the apartment search? Does the apartment locating software have a search tool so clients can search and save favorite properties on their own? Self service tools on your website can generate leads 24/7, when it’s convenient for leads and contacts.

Pay attention to the way the commission rate is calculated and displayed. Does the apartment locating software warn you that you could potentially not qualify for a commission if the lease term isn’t long enough?

Pay attention to pricing models and make sure they align with your budget and business goals. Do they offer online training before you buy or YouTube video demonstrations?

Reading Reviews and Recommendations

Reading reviews and recommendations from other users can provide valuable insights into the performance and reliability of different apartment locating software. Look for reviews on trusted software review platforms or ask for recommendations from colleagues in the industry. Pay attention to both positive and negative feedback to get a balanced perspective. This will help you make an informed decision based on the experiences of others.

Making the Final Decision

Once you have gathered all the necessary information, it’s time to make the final decision. Consider all the factors discussed earlier, including your needs, features, pricing, and tools needed to grow your business. Think of your apartment locating software as a business partner; one that can grow with you. Take into account any additional factors that are important to you, such as customer support or training options.

Our team at Rental Advisors would love to have you as a customer and help you build a successful apartment locating business. Our system is customizable because we understand you may need something special to make your vision a reality. We have built custom locating databases for many apartment locators over the years and we would love the opportunity to discuss your idea.

Go to our contact page to get in touch and let’s discuss your long-term apartment locating business goals and how we can help you achieve them.

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